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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.

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And Joe Wilson will sit between two Democrats for State of the Union

Last year, it was South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson who made the news, famously shouting "you lie!" at Barack Obama when the President promised undocumented immigrants wouldn't benefit from health care reform.

Another matchup for State of the Union

Another California lawmaker has found a "date" for the State of the Union address this evening. Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu of El Monte will sit with Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland.

Democrats, Republicans to sit together for State of the Union on virtual date night

It’s starting to look like “date night” on Capitol Hill. The movement to get Democrats and Republicans to sit together during tonight’s “State of the Union” speech has created some unusual couples.

GOP to target employers who hire illegal workers

The new Republican-led House has scheduled its first hearing on immigration issues this week. The GOP has shifted its focus from border enforcement to workplace crackdowns.

Perhaps the most unlikely of seatmates: Waters and Dreier

Guess who's sitting with Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters of Los Angeles at the State of the Union? San Dimas Republican Congressman David Dreier. He chairs the House Rules Committee.

Barbara Boxer found a buddy

Another Democrat has found a Republican to sit with at the State of the Union tomorrow night.

More buddies for the State of the Union: Issa and Towns

Here's an unlikely pair who'll sit side by side at the State of the Union address: Republican Congressman Darrell Issa of Temecula and Democratic Congressman Edolphus Towns of New York.

Musical chairs for State of the Union

There's been a push for Democrats and Republicans to sit together tomorrow night during the State of the Union address, as a sign of putting party differences aside and encouraging civility.

Yvonne Burke back for another term at Ethics

There's been some talk about doing away with the Office of Congressional Ethics. That's the supplemental committee made up of folks not currently serving in Congress who can investigate allegations of ethical violations brought by the press or the public.

Another job opportuntiy

Some people read the obituaries. I read the Jobs page in the "Washington Post." I know so many people in California who've been looking for work for so long. And I'm always spotting odd and interesting want ads that never crop up in the "LA Times.

Public wake, private funeral for Sargent Shriver

The public will be allowed to say goodbye to Sargent Shriver Friday afternoon at a public wake in Washington, D.C. The funeral mass for the first director of the Peace Corps will be private.

Fiscal conservatives unveil list of federal budget cuts, including public broadcasting

Republican lawmakers have proposed budget cuts they say could save $2.5 trillion over the next decade. One agency they want to eliminate is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

A salute to JFK

Capitol Hill paid tribute to President Kennedy today on this, the 50th anniversary of his inauguration. House Speaker John Boehner said, "sadly, this is the first congress to convene without a Kennedy since the Truman administration.

Mayors meet in DC; Villaraigosa looking for transportation loans

Mayors from around the country are in Washington, DC this week for their winter meeting. Transportation was once again front and center for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Yes, but what will she wear to the State Dinner?

Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu is on the guest list tonight for the official State Dinner for President Hu of China. Chu is the first Chinese-American woman to be elected to Congress.